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6 summer events for keeping bored kids entertained - from air displays to hip-hop classes

Here’s how to stop cries of ‘I’m boooooored’ this weekend.

Michelle and Taylor Glynn at Bray Air Display 2017.
Michelle and Taylor Glynn at Bray Air Display 2017.

Bray Air Display: Enjoy out of this world aerobatics as planes traverse the sky in Bray, along with a host of family friendly activities. This is one of the best family events of the summer, but try to take public transport, as parking can be difficult.

Suits: The whole family. When: July 28-29. Find out more here.

City Spectacular: This weekend the Laya City Spectacular is heading to Cork’s Fitzgerald Park and it’s a riotously fun day out for the whole family, complete with circus performers, experiments and all kinds of multi sensory fun.

Suits: The whole family. When: July 14-15. Find out more here.

Festival Of Curiosity: 14 venues will transform into a family friendly carnival of interactive installations, pop up playgrounds and street performances for the weekend as a part of the Festival of Curiosity in Dublin this month. It’s a wonderful way to explore the city.

Suits: The whole family. When: July 19-22. Find out more here.

Explore Dublin Castle: Dublin Castle is running family friendly tours each Saturday until the end of July, where families will be allowed to explore this gorgeous building with a tour guide along to help with some historical background.

Suits: Ages 4 and up. When: Each Saturday in July 11am-12pm. Find out more here.

Day of Dance: Cabinteely Park is hosting a day of free hip-hop dance classes for the whole family this weekend with Robert Connor from Dance Theatre of Ireland. From toddlers to grandparents, all are welcome.

Suits: Some all ages, some 5 – 10. When: July 14, 10.30-12pm and 2.30-4pm. Find out more here.

The Liberties Festival: Find community in the capital by heading to this brilliant family-friendly festival, now in its 48th year. With a jam-packed programme of mostly free events over five days, it’s a fantastic opportunity to spend time with the family in the city.

Suits: The whole family. When: July 18 -22. Find out more here.

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